hellion

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noun hel·lion \ ˈhel-yən \

Definition of hellion

:a troublesome or mischievous person

Examples of hellion in a Sentence

  1. My children can act like little hellions when they're bored.

  2. the little hellions were tearing through the house squirting their water pistols

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Origin and Etymology of hellion

probably alteration (influenced by hell) of hallion scamp


HELLION Defined for English Language Learners

hellion

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noun

Definition of hellion for English Language Learners

  • : a person (especially a child) who behaves badly


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